2021 popular James high quality Baldwin: new arrival The Complete Works sale

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2021 popular James high quality Baldwin: new arrival The Complete Works sale
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James Baldwin was a uniquely prophetic voice in American letters. His brilliant and provocative essays made him the literary voice of the Civil Rights Era, and they continue to speak with powerful urgency to us today, whether in the swirling debate over the Black Lives Matter movement or in the words of Raoul Peck''s documentary "I Am Not Your Negro." Edited by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the Library of America''s Collected Essays is the most comprehensive gathering of Baldwin''s nonfiction ever published.

With burning passion and jabbing, epigrammatic wit, Baldwin fearlessly articulated issues of race and democracy and American identity in such famous essays as "The Harlem Ghetto," "Everybody''s Protest Novel," "Many Thousands Gone," and "Stranger in the Village." Here are the complete texts of his early landmark collections, Notes of a Native Son and Nobody Knows My Name, which established him as an essential intellectual voice of his time, fusing in unique fashion the personal, the literary, and the political. "One writes," he stated, "out of one thing only--one''s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give." With singular eloquence and unblinking sharpness of observation he lived up to his credo: "I want to be an honest man and a good writer."

The classic The Fire Next Time, perhaps the most influential of his writings, is his most penetrating analysis of America''s racial divide and an impassioned call to "end the racial nightmare...and change the history of the world." The later volumes No Name in the Street and The Devil Finds Work chart his continuing response to the social and political turbulence of his era and include his remarkable works of film criticism. A further 36 essays--nine of them previously uncollected--include some of Baldwin''s earliest published writings, as well as revealing later insights into the language of Shakespeare, the poetry of Langston Hughes, and the music of Earl Hines.

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Bryan Sikes
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
DO NOT BUY THIS
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2020
Cheaply printed. Doesn’t have page numbers on table of contents or page breaks between sections so it’s impossible to find a specific section. Just endless blocks of poorly formatted text on every page. Don’t waste your money.
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S. Somewhere
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Horrible -- How can anyone print James Baldin in such a trashy way? DO NOT BUY THIS???
Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2020
This is absolutely disrespectful. This book is missing words and letters and it isn''t correctly formatted. How can anyone do this to James Baldwin? What a piece of trash! The paragraphs are not correct. Shame on Amazon for selling this piece of... See more
This is absolutely disrespectful. This book is missing words and letters and it isn''t correctly formatted.

How can anyone do this to James Baldwin?

What a piece of trash! The paragraphs are not correct. Shame on Amazon for selling this piece of crap.

James Baldwin''s work should be respected. This is a shame of an edition.
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Lolo J
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Unintelligible Printing
Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2020
Buyer Beware! This "book" has not been proofread at all. All of his work has been scanned and dropped into one long story with no breaks or titles or even page numbers to guide you. Fragmented sentences stand in the middle of text for no reason. Numerous errors in words and... See more
Buyer Beware! This "book" has not been proofread at all. All of his work has been scanned and dropped into one long story with no breaks or titles or even page numbers to guide you. Fragmented sentences stand in the middle of text for no reason. Numerous errors in words and phrases. Who knows if it is even fully his work or just a dump of words? Do not buy if you are actually going to read this.
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Reema
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Badly printed — terrible proofreading
Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2020
I am ashamed to see that such an important work is so badly handled and published. Terrible proofreading. Parts of words are often missing or start in a different paragraph. List of contents do not include page number. Part Two is supposed to include Notes Of a Native Son —... See more
I am ashamed to see that such an important work is so badly handled and published. Terrible proofreading. Parts of words are often missing or start in a different paragraph. List of contents do not include page number. Part Two is supposed to include Notes Of a Native Son — not to be found. Part Three starts with ''n'' as a word, and continue to be one continuous essay.
We were so excited to see all of Baldwin''s work in one collection. Very disappointed. We are returning our copy.
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A Certain Woman
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NOT WORTH THE MONEY OR HEADACHE!!
Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2020
TL;DR: Run far and fast from this atrocity!! I blame myself for not reading the reviews before purchase but this "compilation" is utter garbage and a waste of time. It''s clear someone took digital copies of the writings from other places and just pasted them into... See more
TL;DR: Run far and fast from this atrocity!!

I blame myself for not reading the reviews before purchase but this "compilation" is utter garbage and a waste of time. It''s clear someone took digital copies of the writings from other places and just pasted them into one big Word document. They don''t even delete references to the other books!! (See photo)

There is zero - ZERO- formatting!! You have to search for certain essays by random guessing at location, following the text until you get to a heading, then going back to the "Table of Contents" to see if your desired writing is before or after that one. It''s tedious.

If you only want to be able to say that you''ve got all of his works in one place, then this book is absolutely for you. If you wish to actually enjoy them and be able to reference them, you''d be better off purchasing items individually.
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Kimberly
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Weird formatting
Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2020
1st bk I''ve ever returned. Editing & formatting issues with text. Page breaks and paragraph breaks in odd places. Ordering a different edition. Do not recommend.
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nmj
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Please do not waste your money. Please don’t buy
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2020
Please do not do what I did. Read the reviews first. They are correct. This book is trash. No page numbers in content. No separation of one essay from another. Words cut off. It just a bunch of words filling up a page making it hard to read. If I had not tried to... See more
Please do not do what I did. Read the reviews first. They are correct. This book is trash. No page numbers in content. No separation of one essay from another. Words cut off. It just a bunch of words filling up a page making it hard to read. If I had not tried to put page numbers on the content, I would send it back. Lesson learned read the reviews. I’m mad at myself for marking up the book and not reading the reviews. Money wasted. Money wasted
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AMAZingZON
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A horrible publication of J. Baldwin’s work
Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2021
I’ve never seen anything like this. The quality is embarrassingly horrible. The Table of Contents doesn’t even include page numbers for the start of the Works. The various essays and works are literally typed as a continuous, not even spaced between, run on sentence.... See more
I’ve never seen anything like this. The quality is embarrassingly horrible. The Table of Contents doesn’t even include page numbers for the start of the Works. The various essays and works are literally typed as a continuous, not even spaced between, run on sentence. This book is horribly put together project. I’m not sure HOW this publishing company exists! I saw grammatical errors just flipping through! I’m not sure if you, as the vendor, are the producer/publisher or if you just sell books. Either way, a huge step back needs to take place. I need my money back immediately!
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JL EngLund
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DO NOT BUY THIS!!!!!
Reviewed in Canada on August 21, 2020
Do not buy this book. First, it''s the size of a university textbook...a big one. Second, there''s no index so you literally have to look page by page to find one of the titles in the book. The titles aren''t even easy to find, and are in the same font amd font size as the...See more
Do not buy this book. First, it''s the size of a university textbook...a big one. Second, there''s no index so you literally have to look page by page to find one of the titles in the book. The titles aren''t even easy to find, and are in the same font amd font size as the rest of the book! A collected works should have an index!!! If you want to read Baldwin, I''d suggest buying one of the legit books from the Library of America, or the smaller ones available right now from Vintage Books. I feel like I REALLY got ripped off here.
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